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Condominium Management Services reacting or acting in a disaster

Welcome to Texas, a land of indescribable beauty and unending opportunity. Growth that is evidenced by the daily influx of new residents to all of the major metropolitan areas: Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas.

Alas, dear Texas has a dark side too. It is a land of drought, hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms, triple digit heat, torrential rain, flash flooding, sand storms and fires that consume acres in mere minutes. (Guess the local chamber isn’t going to hire me anytime soon!) When faced with that dark side, you want to be certain that you have condominium management services that will act according to a plan and not be in react mode because they haven’t got a clue of what they need to do first, much less, when they need to do it.

Condominium management services identity the dark side

The only thing more varied than the weather in Texas is the landscape and climate. We have beautiful coastal regions, hill country with scenic lakes, west Texas desert and piney woods in the east. Every area has its own unique risk for natural disaster. Condominium management services understand the importance of planning for the types of disasters your area is most prone to. They know what they need to do to mitigate the impact.

Condominium management services protecting you and your assets

Condominium management services provide valuable resources by their relationships with first responders, city, state and in some cases national leadership. They know the cities plans for disasters and more importantly, condominium management services have a plan for your property. The condominium management services direction during one of these events can save lives, limit damage to physical property and aid in evacuation or housing needs. Don’t think it can happen to you? Numerous counties at this very time are offering FEMA assistance from recent events see map here.

The storm after the storm

The problem with most natural disasters is they don’t end when the event ends. There is still that recovery time that can drag on for months and sometimes years. Condominium management services that have emergency plans also are known for having contingency plans that identify critical needs and provide a road map to fast and efficient recovery. Many of these plans include relationships with vendors cultivated to provide priority or expedited services. This is why picking the right condominium management service is so important. RISE, comprehensive condominium management services can help you feel secure when disaster strikes. Learn more about RISE by visiting www.riseamg.com or request a quote by contacting RISE at (713) 936-9200.

Condominium Management-What would you rather have?

There are hundreds of condominium management companies not just throughout the state of Texas, but nationwide. The difference is, when it comes to condominium management companies there are really two types:

  1. The kind that will do the basics for day to day operation, or as I like to say whatever is easiest, just enough to get by.
  2. Then there is comprehensive condominium management with a firm that is partnering with you for success. They do it all: financial management, risk management, capital investment planning, facility management and best of all, they do it tailored to your particular property.

Condominium management-evolution and impact

Wait, you’ve never heard of a firm like the second one? Well, things have evolved in the condominium management arena and when you consider the integration of all of these things it only makes sense to have one condominium management company that offers the whole package. Each of these areas adds value to your daily living experience and your overall investment.

  • Financial Management-When a complete financial plan is followed, there is an adequate reserve fund in place. Monthly homeowner’s payments are current and maintained. The result, fewer surprise assessments, adequate funding and higher resale value because a potential buyer sees a fiscally responsible property with engaged condominium management.
  • Risk Management-Risk unmanaged and unidentified, financial or physical has the potential for disaster not just at the association level, but at the owners’ level as well. It’s more than identifying it, you have to manage it and know how to mitigate the effect. This takes the skill of an advanced condominium management group. Your reward as an owner is peace of mind and an exceptional living environment.
  • Capital Investment Planning-Texas weather is brutal in summer, triple digit heat with unbelievable humidity; not a time for the chiller to need replacement. Not a time for multiple days without air conditioning, long wait times for service and equipment and a lack of funding, resulting in an enormous assessment for a major component. Condominium management that includes a five-year plan for critical systems with a detailed cost analysis and timeline alleviates this issue.
  • Facility Management-Day to day facility management means attractive and non-damaging landscaping, little problems like dripping faucets repaired before they become big cost, a pool/hot tub that is clean and sanitary, security to insure your safety and a condominium management company that WILL pick up the phone 24/7 to address your issues. As a past facility manager I tell people, it you don’t see us out there putting out fires, then we are doing our job and doing it exceptionally well.

Where do you find comprehensive condominium management?

Times have changed and we all want to streamline and simplify things without sacrificing quality or service. This is the concept behind comprehensive condominium management, one company, insuring you are covered fiscally, environmentally and physically every day. In Texas, RISE is a great place to start exploring this comprehensive approach to condominium management. Learn more about RISE by visiting www.riseamg.com or request a quote by contacting RISE at (713) 936-9200 or [email protected]. Condominium management that increases your value and living experience daily.